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FARNHAM CASTLE

Farnham Castle overlooks the historic town of Farnham on the western border of Surrey.
From the times of the Norman Conquest until the Tudors, the all-powerful Bishops of Winchester shaped English politics from within the walls of Farnham Castle.

For over 900 years the Bishop’s Palace has played host to meetings and celebrations and monarchs including King John and Queen Victoria have stayed at or visited the castle during this time.

Visit Website: http://www.farnhamcastle.com/

FARNHAM RURAL LIFE CENTRE

The Rural Life Centre is a country life museum, assembled by the late Mr & Mrs Henry Jackson and now run by a charitable trust. It is pleasantly distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns, and our exhibits comprise of a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming.

Many aspects of village and rural life are also displayed in realistic individual settings. There is so much to explore!

Visit Website: http://www.rural-life.org.uk/

BIRDWORLD

We have over 2,000 animals, from birds and mammals of all sizes to tiny cockroaches and even a snake or two!

There are so many fantastic friends to meet at Birdworld! Our farm is home to everything fluffy and furry from guinea pigs and rabbits to donkeys, ponies and even reindeer. And in our aquarium we have crocodiles, piranha and seahorses as well as lots of unusual marine species.

Find out more about our residents, from how they live both in the wild and here at the park to what they like for breakfast!

Visit Website: http://birdworld.co.uk/

RHS GARDEN WISLEY

There's always something new and inspiring going on at RHS Garden Wisley, whatever your interest or level of ability.

Visit Website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

LEGOLAND

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is an exciting day out with thrills and fun for the whole family.

Play your part at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort with over 55 interactive rides and attractions. Fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking Fleet, join LEGO® divers on a magical underwater adventure on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or enjoy the UK’s only LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display.

Visit Website: http://www.legoland.co.uk/

GO APE

Days out with us are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan (he’s in there, we promise!)

The classic Go Ape experience is our 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings.

There are 29 Go Ape adventures around the country, all set in some of Britain’s most spectacular forests. We can look after staff and corporate days out of between 15 to 280 and we guarantee your office a day out they’ll never forget.

Visit Website - https://goape.co.uk/

JANE AUSTINS HOUSE & MUSEUM

The HOUSE

In this house Jane revised the three manuscripts she had written previously, but which had remained unpublished, wrote three more novels and started one more, which was destined to remain unfinished before illness overtook her. Jane left the cottage for the last time in May 1817 to take lodgings near her physician in Winchester. She died only a few months later on the 18 July and was buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Jane’s mother and sister, Cassandra, continued to live at the cottage for the rest of their lives. When Cassandra died in 1845 the cottage was split in three dwelling for labourers on the Chawton estate. The cottage remained in this state until it was put up for sale in 1947.

After an appeal in The Times by the Jane Austen Society, the cottage was bought by Mr. T.E. Carpenter who turned it into a Museum dedicated to the life and works of Jane Austen. Mr. Carpenter presented the house to the nation in 1949, in memory of his son Lieutenant Philip John Carpenter who fell in the battle in Lake Trasimene in June 1944. The Museum has been open to the public ever since.

The Museum today reflects the comfortable family home that the Austen women created while telling the story of their lives and Jane’s work.

We are not the Jane Austen Society though we work closely with them.

Visit Website: http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/

PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD

Discover a great day out...

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions, historic ships and museums. There's so much to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.

Visit Website: http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/